My Weight Chart:
My little Good Health Guidelines experiment has been a big success. I think that nic was right with the comment that I finally "got it" this week. What I noticed was that instead of thinking just about what I wanted to eat, I thought about whatI needed: Before I ate a meal or snack, I checked to see what little boxes had not yet been marked off on my chart.
When I weighed in today, there was a new person at the desk. When she said I lost 2.6 pounds, I said, "In one week?" I made sure to ask about that 5-pound star, too. Because I'm a lifetimer, it's not as easy for them to see how much I have lost -- the sticker just shows how far over goal I am: 15.4 pounds.
When I got my award, I said that I lost this week because I had followed all the GHGs every day, the leader looked genuinely surprised. So I guess I am not the only person who finds them difficult sometimes. Another person who had lost this week was asked to name a behavior change, and she said, "This just feels normal to me now." And I think that was true for me too this week.
This week our leader asked us to write down a goal for the holiday season. I'm posting mine here: By January 1, I want to have earned another 5-pound star. That's 8 weeks away, so I think it's possible (especially because I have a 1.4 head start on it). More importantly, though, I want to track every day, even on the holidays, and keep up with the GHGs.
Have you thought about your goals for the holiday season? Or are you like me, feeling surprised that they're almost here?
I haven't even done any Christmas shopping yet.